ERIC Number: EJ1139818
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
Multiple-Methods Needs Assessment of California 4-H Science Education Programming
Worker, Steven M.; Schmitt-McQuitty, Lynn; Ambrose, Andrea; Brian, Kelley; Schoenfelder, Emily; Smith, Martin H.
Journal of Extension, v55 n2 Article 2RIB4 Apr 2017
The California 4-H Science Leadership Team conducted a statewide assessment to evaluate the needs of county-based 4-H programs related to the key areas of the 4-H Science Initiative: program development and design, professional development, curricula, evaluation, partnerships, and fund development. The use of multiple qualitative data sources proved effective in identifying needs and gaps. Integrated findings provided evidence of institutionalization of 4-H Science; the assessment also revealed gaps that represent opportunities for future efforts and directions. Needs identified included intentional and systematic science programming, effective program models, professional development for staff, and consistency in messaging and branding.
Descriptors: Science Education, Youth Programs, Needs Assessment, Qualitative Research, Program Development, Models, Staff Development, Focus Groups, Reports, Online Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, Attitude Measures, Stakeholders, Educational Needs, Extension Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: California